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Abdel Razzaq Takriti
New Texts Out Now: Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976
Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Abdel Razzaq Takriti (ART): I first encountered the Dhufar revolution in a seminar on social movements in the Middle East convened by Amir Hassanpour. This was the longest running major armed struggle in the history of the Arabian Peninsula, Britain's last classic colonial war in ...Keep Reading »
Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield. He previously held a Junior Research Fellowship in Political History at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. His DPhil thesis examined the history of the Dhufar revolution in Oman (1965-1976) and was completed at St. Antony’s College, Oxford in 2010. It received the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) 2011 Malcolm Kerr Award for Best Dissertation in the Humanities, and was jointly awarded the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 2011 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for Best PhD Dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities. He is the author of Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 and is working on a co-authored book with Karma Nabulsi on the Palestinian revolution (1949-1992).